Engage Web February 2019 - Engage Web

Twitter to test redesign with wider group of users

Posted on February 22, 2019

In October 2018, microblogging network Twitter stated that it planned on redesigning the platform so that conversations taking place on the site are easier to follow. This would encourage more useful and friendlier discussions.

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Posted by Alan Littler

MPs state Facebook needs regulation to combat fake news

Posted on February 21, 2019

British MPs have said that social media site Facebook is in need of much stricter regulation and that the platform needs to take urgent action to stop the spread of fake news on the site.

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Posted by Alan Littler

How to tell if your website is failing

Posted on February 20, 2019

How do you know whether or not your website is making the most of its traffic? Most website owners know if they’re getting business from their website. Either they’re getting sales and enquiries, or they’re not. It’s a simple thing to measure.

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Posted by Darren Jamieson

Is China’s scary Social Credit System the future?

Posted on February 19, 2019

Any Brit who has ever applied for a credit card, mortgage or other loan will be familiar with the concept of credit scores, but a big data system set to come into force in China by next year takes the idea to a whole new and somewhat disconcerting level.

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Posted by John Murray

Lancashire football club turns prank into Twitter publicity

Posted on February 18, 2019

A piece of mischief from a trio of junior jokers left National League club AFC Fylde red-faced last week, but by taking it in good humour and making the most of it on Twitter, the club received some excellent national exposure.

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Posted by John Murray

Germany tells Facebook to restrict data collection

Posted on February 15, 2019

The German competitions regulation, the Federal Cartel Office (FCO), has ordered social networking site Facebook to considerably restrict the ways it collects and combines user data, unless consent is specifically given by the user.

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Posted by Alan Littler

Instagram investigates follower count issue

Posted on February 14, 2019

Photo-sharing network Instagram has said that it plans to look into a problem that caused the follower counts of some of its accounts to drastically drop.

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Posted by Alan Littler

Report calls for regulation of online news

Posted on February 13, 2019

A government-backed report has suggested that companies like Apple, Facebook and Google should have their news content overseen by a regulator.

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Posted by John Murray
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